Capitol Music Group's executive VP of urban music Ronnie Johnson died December 30 of a heart attack.

Johnson began his music industry career in 1989 at Reprise Records as Southwest regional R&B promotion manager. He steadily moved up the promotion ladder in roles at Polygram Label Group, Island and Mercury Records before being named senior VP of R&B promotion for Motown Records in 1998. He moved to the same position at Atlantic Records in 1999, and exited for Capitol in February 2007.

Johnson was the son of gospel radio legend Irene Ware.

Johnson will be laid to rest at St. Ann’s Church, located at 16 Jefferson Street, Nyack, N.Y. The wake will be held on Friday, Jan. 4 from 5-9 p.m. and the memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 10 a.m.